Saturday, May 24, 2014

Father's Day Wines!

Father's Day Wines!

These wines are in stock at Forsyth - hidden in the back room.  This does not include the great wines we have on the shelf.

In stock now at Forsyth - call to reserve 314.727.8788

Isn't your Father worth it?  Yes, we are playing the guilt card :)


2010 Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer Dr. Crane....$179.99
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard is rich, sumptuous and totally striking. It brings together all of the classic Dr. Crane qualities – expressive aromatics, silky tannins and voluptuous fruit, all with the crystalline purity of 2010. Juicy dark cherries, roses, sweet spices and crushed rocks are layered into the expressive finish. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Advocate

2010 Paul Hobs Beckstoffer To-Kalon...$269.99
A much darker and more virile wine, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard opens with beguiling aromatics that meld into a core of blue and black fruit, exotic spices, tar, smoke and violets. The 2010 boasts superb depth, power and richness in a weighty, brooding style that is the essence of To Kalon. A huge, intense finish rounds things out in style. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2032.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate

2009 Alban Vineayrds Reva Syrah....$75.99
Moving on to the vineyard designated Syrahs and a fantastic vintage for this cuvee, which goes back to the 2005, 2006 and 2007 levels of richness, the 2009 Syrah Reva (100% Syrah aged 42-months in French oak) offers up more fruit and purity than normal, with only hints of its normal iodine/seaweed tinged profile. Loaded with sweet black raspberry, cassis, wild herbs, flowers and subtle blood and iodine qualities, it is a full-bodied, decadent Syrah that has incredible mid-palate depth, beautiful freshness and a blockbuster finish. It will continue to gain in depth and richness with short-term cellaring and have an easy 12-15 years or ultimate longevity. Drink 2015-2024. 
Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate


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2011 Domaine Forey Echezeaux Grand Cru...$159.99

This fine Grand Cru is from a Forey-owned parcel of three-tenths of a hectare. The precise site is in the climats of “Les Treux” and “Clos Saint Denis” which generally are geographically between “Les Suchots” and “Les Grands Echezeaux”. One third of the vines were planted in 1949 with the rest being planted in two waves: 1974 and again in 2004.

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2011 Domaine Forey Clos Vougeot Grand Cru...$179.99
Forey works a one-third hectare parcel in the northern part of the Montiotes Basses section of the Clos. One part of the vines were planted in 1968 and another part in 1972. Forey’s version of this appellation is particularly sturdy.

2011 Ponsot Clos de La Roche VV Grand Cru... $575 / bottle net
"Don't Miss! A discreet application of wood does not reduce the considerable appeal of the ripe, pure and airy nose with its broad mélange of wild red berry fruit liqueur, earth, spice, violets and a hint of animale. The broad-shouldered flavors possess superb mid-palate concentration that enrobes the buried but still quite firm tannins while culminating in a beautifully balanced, muscular and explosively long finish. This is also very clearly built to age yet like the Clos St. Denis, there is so much sap that this could be drunk now with pleasure. A 'wow' wine."
Rated 95-97/100 Allen Meadows, Burghound

2011 Ponsot Chapelle Chambertin Grand Cru...$390 / net per bottle
"Don't miss! ...A brooding and inexpressive nose of both red and dark berry fruit evidences discreet liqueur-like nuances as well. The impressively scaled and palate coating flavors coat the mouth with dry extract and possess imposing size and weight before culminating in a firm, austere and beautifully persistent finish. This is not for the faint-hearted as it's a big Chapelle and clearly intended to be cellared for the long haul as this is also not going to drink especially well young."
Rated 92-95/100 Allen Meadows, Burghound

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2011 Meo Camuzet Vosne Romanee 1er Cru Aux Brulees...$349.99
The black currant and violet notes are shaded by earth and spice accents in this juicy red. Sandalwood and olive hints from the oak appear on the long finish. Impressive and graceful, but will require some time to fully integrate. Best from 2016 through 2025. 171 cases made. –BS
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

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2005 Cecile Tremblay Chapelle Chambertin...$259.99
The Tremblay 2005 Chapelle-Chambertin puts forward a nose of red raspberry, cassis, cinnamon, and charred beef. With refined tannin and a polished mouth feel, this presents a “cool,” sorbet-like expression of raspberry and black currant, underlain by persistent chalkiness and deep meatiness. Finishing with remarkable purity, refinement and elegance (not to mention sheer length) the wine betrays no sign of its having been bottled only two weeks ago.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

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2008 Dugat-Py Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru....$499.99
Tasting note: A ripe and wonderfully elegant nose that is quite dense revolves around layered red berry fruit aromas nuanced by a cascade of floral, earth, smoke, meat and spice hints that is followed by generous yet detailed broad-shouldered flavors that curiously manage to be both tender and firm on the classy, long and energetic finish. This will need up to 20 years to reach its full potential so this definitely will not be an early drinker.
Rated 95/100 Allen Meadows, Burghound

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2011 Perrot-Minot Chambertin Grand Cru...$429.99
Tasting note: Vinified with 50% whole clusters. Here the nose is quite different from that of the Bèze as this is much more floral with notes of lavender, dried rose petal and cool red currant. There is superb detail to the almost painfully intense and pungently mineral-driven large-scaled flavors that possess a saline character on the refreshing yet quite serious finish that seems to go on and on. This isn't quite as complex as its stable mate though Chambertin is rarely as showy as a typical Clos de Bèze in its youth. For now I'll give the nod to the Bèze but that may not be the case when both of these are finally ready to go.  Don't Miss

Rated 93-96/100 Allen Meadows, Burghound

2011 Drouhin Bonnes Mares Grand Cru...$499.99
Tasting note: This initially opens with noticeable reduction though again, the underlying fruit appears ripe. There is outstanding volume to the powerful and concentrated big-bodied flavors that possess a really lovely mouth feel, indeed the term silky would be apt. The finish however is decidedly structured as there is a firm tannic spine shaping the hugely long finish, in fact I would describe this as 'old school' Bonnes Mares as it's very serious if not rustic.''
Rated 94/100 Allen Meadows, Burghound

2010 Dom Leflaive Bienvenues Batard Montrachet...$899.99 / 1.5ltr
(Very Rare MAGNUM)
  Things go up a notch or two with the 2010 Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet, which appears to hover on the palate with the grace of a ballerina. The Bienvenues is all about weightless elegance and implied structure, but it is all there in the glass. At times a bit intellectual, the Bienvenues is nevertheless immensely appealing. Layers of soft, perfumed fruit flow effortlessly to the nuanced, feminine finish. A hint of floral honey and almonds lingers on the palate. I can’t wait to see how this ages. Anticipated maturity: 2020+.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate


2009 La Mission Haut Brion....$999.99
A candidate for the wine of the vintage, the 2009 La Mission-Haut-Brion stood out as one of the most exceptional young wines I had ever tasted from barrel, and its greatness has been confirmed in the bottle. A remarkable effort from the Dillon family, this is another large-scaled La Mission that tips the scales at 15% alcohol. A blend of equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot (47% of each) and the rest Cabernet Franc, it exhibits an opaque purple color as well as a magnificent bouquet of truffles, scorched earth, blackberry and blueberry liqueur, subtle smoke and spring flowers. The wine’s remarkable concentration offers up an unctuous/viscous texture, a skyscraper-like mouthfeel, sweet, sumptuous, nearly over-the-top flavors and massive density. Perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime La Mission-Haut-Brion, the 2009 will take its place alongside the many great wines made here since the early 1920s. 
Rated PERFECT 100/100 Wine Advocate

2 bottles available
Very special bottle, only produced for the 3rd time since 1947
2011 Philippe Foreau Domaine du Clos Naudin
"Goutte d’Or" Vouvray Moelleaux....$299.99

"Once in a generation, conditions conspire to create the grandest wine from the Vouvray appellation: Philippe Foreau’s “Goutte d’Or”, which in 2011 marks its third release in the entirety of the estate’s history (the previous two were 1947 and 1990). The wine is a tour de force, boasting 230 grams of residual sugar as a result of roughly 70% of the grapes enduring the effects of botrytis. On the palate, an impressive density delivers notes of apricot, straw, fig and kirsch, yet it carries only 9.5% alcohol. Harvest took place on the 10th of October and the total production was 2400 bottles. Philippe expects the wine to evolve over the course of the next 100 years, so this is a bottle for the deepest part of the cellar."
-Importer Neal Rosenthal

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2005 Huet Vouvray Moelleux Cuvee Constance...$133.99 / 500ml
Plus just a few bottles remain of this rare dessert wine
Comprising a virtually berry-by-berry selection of perfectly botrytized fruit from each of the domaine’s three sites, the Huet 2005 Vouvray Cuvee Constance will be virtually ageless. Quince jelly, marzipan, lemon candy, heliotrope, and honey levitate from the glass, in anticipation of the startling elegance, lift, and lightness of touch that this elixir exhibits on the palate, for all of its intensely honeyed richness. Fresh grapefruit and lemon leaven the wine and balance its 137 grams residual sugar, and the finish is astonishingly fresh and juicy, yet displays confectionary (marzipan, vanilla creme) and patisserie (buttered pastry with quince filling) sides as well. Anyone hoping to net and pin down in words this splendid butterfly of a wine will fail, but if you do pin down a bottle, let it soar across the next several decades.
Rated 96/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

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2011 Chapoutier Cote Rotie La Mordoree...$157.99(only 40 cases imported)
The 2011 Cote Rotie La Mordoree is an undeniable success in the vintage. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated and with solid mid-palate concentration, this forward, plump and straight up delicious Cote Rotie offers plenty of floral, bacon, dried herbs and raspberry-styled aromas and flavors. Enjoy it over the coming decade.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator

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2011 Chapoutier Ermitage l'Ermite Blanc....$534.99 / 750ml
Always more dense, backward and focused, the 2011 Ermitage L’Ermite Blanc has everything I could want out of a white. Flower oil, apricot, honeysuckle, brioche, powdered rock and assorted tropical notes are just some of the nuances here, and this incredible wine is full-bodied and massive, yet elegant, fresh and delineated. Count yourself lucky if you’re able to latch onto a couple of these!
Rated 100/100 Jeb Dunnck, The Wine Advocate


2011 Pingus Ribera del Deuro...$849.99
net per bottle
The 2011 Pingus has a gorgeous, pure black cherry, cassis and blueberry scented bouquet interlaced by orange blossom and apricot. The oak is beautifully assimilated into the aromatic profile. The palate is full-bodied with a decadent entry. The tannins are ripe and rounded, imparting great tension and focus. There is both dimension and grace to this formidable Pingus that should blossom once it finishes its gestation. This is an outstanding Ribera del Duero wine. Drink 2020-2035+.
Rated 94-96/100 The Wine Advocate

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